Ottawa River Canoe Club ramps up fully accessible dock

July 4, 2014

Sally Moizer, Commodore of Ottawa River Canoe, Eli El-Chantiry and LA Schmidt cut the ribbon to officially open the new ramp at ORCC.

Ottawa River Canoe Club held their official ribbon cutting ceremony on July 2, officially opening their new ramp for full accessibility to the water front for all athletes to paddle at the ORCC.

The City of Ottawa, The Trillium Foundation and David Lashley Architecture Firm supported the dream of having a ramp and accessibility for ORCC and the club expressed its thanks the ongoing over the past several years.

Gillian Burnside was the lead on this project and after several years of hard work and dedication Gillian commented that “she was proud to see the ramp, fully functional and such a great new addition to our club so that ALL participants are able to access our beautiful Ottawa River Canoe Club”.

Two weeks ago ORCC held an afternoon of paddling for Para Athletes, with great success. The ORCC already has an excellent paddling program for athletes with intellectual disabilities, this program runs every Monday evening at the club, please check out ORCC’s website for more details.  Many of ORCC paddlers in the Paddle All program will be participating at our local regattas this summer in the Eastern Ontario Division.

The Ottawa River Canoe Club is as not for profit organization,that strives to offer programming for all ages and abilities, to teach all about water safety and community building.

For more information visit or contact L.A. Schmidt, Co Founder of ORCC at